Difference between power and opposition on making health a fundamental right

New Delhi: Members of the ruling party in the Rajya Sabha today said that people in the country are being provided proper health facilities without the right to health and the outbreak of serious diseases like smallpox, polio, whooping cough and Japanese fever has ended, while Describing healthy citizens as essential for
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Difference between power and opposition on making health a fundamental right




New Delhi: Members of the ruling party in the Rajya Sabha today said that people in the country are being provided proper health facilities without the right to health and the outbreak of serious diseases like smallpox, polio, whooping cough and Japanese fever has ended, while Describing healthy citizens as essential for the progress of the country, the opposition members demanded that health be made a fundamental right.
Dr. Radha Mohan Das Aggarwal of Bharatiya Janata Party, while participating in the discussion in the House on Friday on the Right to Health 2021 of Prof. Manoj Jha of Rashtriya Janata Dal, said that without the right to health in the country, smallpox, polio, whooping cough. And the outbreak of dangerous diseases like Japanese fever has ended and proper health facilities are being provided to the citizens in the country. Referring to the Ayushman scheme, he said that a large population is getting free treatment facilities.
He said that even big countries like America, Germany, Japan, China and Israel are not able to give the right to health to their citizens. Referring to the huge figures of death in countries like America and Brazil during the Corona epidemic, he said that compared to this in India, very few people died. He said that 94 percent of women in our country have institutional deliveries and they are given proper health facilities. He said that in such a situation there is no need for a fundamental officer of health. He said that it is not even practical to give this right to such a large population.
Supporting the bill, Jawahar Sarkar of Trinamool Congress said that only one to 1.5 per cent of GDP is spent on health in the country, which is low. Referring to the country’s achievement in corona vaccination, he said that when our country can do such a big job, it can also make health a fundamental right. He said that the issue of making health a Fundamental Right should be fulfilled by making it a national goal instead of getting entangled in the mess of a central or a state subject. This also fulfills the international responsibility of the country. He said that the government should consider it as its own bill and implement it.
Dr. Anil Agarwal of BJP said that health infrastructure and facilities have increased in the country under the Modi government and proper health facilities are being provided to every citizen, so it is not necessary to make health a fundamental right. He said that due to Ayushman Bharat scheme, large population is getting proper medical facilities free of cost.
Supporting the bill, Santosh P Kumar of the Communist Party of India said that the World Health Organization is also in favor of making health a fundamental right for all citizens. He said that the health facilities in the country have collapsed, so there is a need to review the health policy. He also demanded an end to health superstitions.

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